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11/24/14

Speakers for 2015 Centurion show announced

Actors Henry Winkler and Marlee Matlin will open the education sessions at Centurion in February, taking the stage to talk about triumphing over adversity. 

11/24/14

What you might have missed

A roundup of the major chain stores that’ll be open on Thanksgiving Day and one independent retailer’s plan to compete with big-box Black Friday deals were the top stories on National Jeweler last week. 

11/24/14

Leader of grab-and-run ring sentenced

A 36-year-old man received 10 years in prison for being one of the leaders of a grab-and-run crime ring that stole millions in diamonds and jewelry from 23 stores in seven states, even using a Chihuahua to distract workers in one store.  

11/19/14

Another plan for pulling in customers on Black Friday

Forget the electronics. One retailer in the Northeast said it is making its Black Friday offerings on point for the climate this year, giving customers who spend more than $1,499 a snow blower.  

11/18/14

PGI continues refining partnership with fashion site

Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA) just launched the latest edition of “Platinum Pairings,” a custom content series produced in conjunction with Refinery 29. 

11/18/14

Supplier News: New GemOro magnifier available

GemOro, a division of Dallas-based Sy Kessler, has released its new iView handheld LED illuminated magnifier. 

11/17/14

5 questions with: independent jeweler Spotswood

Chirag Bhagat of Spotswood Jewelers in New Jersey, discusses how community involvement has helped his store grow, and how they work to make clients feel comfortable.

11/17/14

A plan for pulling in customers on Black Friday

 Feel a jewelry store can’t compete with all the big-box deals on Black Friday? One New York jeweler doesn’t buy it and is getting technical to draw in customers.

11/17/14

What you might have missed

A story detailing the Jewelers Vigilance Committee’s new guide on the laws surrounding e-commerce was the most popular story on National Jeweler last week.